Texas House approves anti-trans bathroom bill aimed at school kids

It is an amendment to an unrelated measure already OK'd by the Senate , but the Senate must now sign off on the amendment before it goes to Abbott, a Republican who has said passing a so-called bathroom bill is a priority for this legislative sess... More..

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by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rodney Davis statement on CBO's analysis of GOP health care law

Association for Community Affiliated Plans CEO Margaret Murray said the CBO score confirms the AHCA would have a negative affect on healthcare and insured people who gained coverage under the ACA. Under this ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

President Trump proposes cuts to food stamps

SNAP would lose some $8 billion according to the figures listed in the document, a almost 10 percent cut to a program that's already seen benefit amounts drop precipitously for vulnerable families thanks to O...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

John Bolton: Action must follow Trump's Saudi speech

President Trump is receiving generally high marks, even from some of his usual critics, for the speech he delivered Sunday in Saudi Arabia at the Arab Islamic American Summit - especially for his conciliat...More..

Reporter alleges GOP House candidate 'body-slammed' him
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Reporter alleges GOP House candidate 'body-slammed' him

President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., and Vice President Mike Pence both have campaigned for Gianforte . "The last guy did the same damn thing", the GOP nominee continues. " Nancy Pelosi in ...More..

Reporter Claims He Was 'Body Slammed' By GOP Candidate [AUDIO]
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Reporter Claims He Was 'Body Slammed' By GOP Candidate [AUDIO]

Gianforte was with a local TV news crew in a side room when Jacobs asked his question. In an audio recording posted by the newspaper, Gianforte can be heard saying that he was "sick and exhausted of you guys"...More..

Reporter alleges GOP congressional candidate in Montana body-slammed him
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Reporter alleges GOP congressional candidate in Montana body-slammed him

The rural state, though traditionally Republican in terms of congressional votes - Trump won congressional districts in Montana by more than 20 points - now has a Democratic mayor, who won re-election in Nove...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Republicans seek extension for Obamacare subsidies

Health insurers are in the midst of deciding whether to participate in the Affordable Care Act next year, and what to charge customers. Insurers have begun submitting their rate requests to state regulators for...More..

Landrieu: Lynch remark shows need for talk of race
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Landrieu: Lynch remark shows need for talk of race

Karl Oliver ", said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. Oliver is also president and director of Oliver Funeral Home in Winona, Miss., about 90 miles north of Jackson, The Guardian notes . Lee from New Orlean...More..

Kansas lawmakers draft new budget fix with mix of tax hikes
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kansas lawmakers draft new budget fix with mix of tax hikes

Nine Republicans joined the House Democrats in supporting the $600 million boost. The Supreme Court has said if a constitutionally adequate funding formula isn't in place by June 30, it will shut down public ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

CBO: 23M More Americans Uninsured Under AHCA

Insurers in these states would be allowed to charge higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions if they let their coverage lapse. Starting in 2020, though, as some states apply for waivers, premium co...More..

Mayor Promises to Crack Down on City Employees Who Abuse Parking Placards
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mayor Promises to Crack Down on City Employees Who Abuse Parking Placards

The city will also increase towing capacity and create new fines and penalties for both placard fraud and placard abuse. Public employees can already lose their placards or have parking privileged revoked ent...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pope Francis Extends An Olive Branch To Donald Trump - Literally

Potica? " Potica is a dessert from Slovenia that the pope enjoys - but it appears something was lost in translation and the first lady responded: " Pizza? Mr Trump held a private 30-minute meeting at the ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US

A little more than a month after praising Trump for making the call to launch tomahawk missiles into Syria , Zakaria applauded Trump's address on Islam Sunday in Saudi Arabia . "We expect Iran to behave r...More..

Priest among hostages of extremists in the Philippines ‎
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Priest among hostages of extremists in the Philippines ‎

Cayetano said he would stay behind in Moscow , where a number of agreements are to be signed between the governments. Martial law applies for an initial 60 days under the constitution, but that could be shor...More..

Tenant Heard Tale of Missing Woman, Started to Dig
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tenant Heard Tale of Missing Woman, Started to Dig

Matt Johnson with Spanish Fork Police. Peggy Sue Case was 27 when she vanished in 1988. Kufrin had been named a person of interest in Case's disappearance after she went missing, having reportedly called he...More..

VanCantfort: Magical thinking on GOP health care bill
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

VanCantfort: Magical thinking on GOP health care bill

Women are more likely (50 percent) than men (37 percent) to say they know how to access mental health care. An additional way employers can become directly exposed to liability for section 1557 violations is ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process

The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. The former The Cosby Show star has long maintained the sex he had with Constand was consensual, and although he was not charged with any crimes a...More..

Trump assures Britain of 'unbreakable commitment' after bombing
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trump assures Britain of 'unbreakable commitment' after bombing

Trump made no comment about the Wall during the trip and avoided other controversial issues during his time in Israel. "We reassert to you our positions of a two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Republican health bill would leave 23 million fewer people insured, CBO finds

That number is 1 million fewer than an analysis of a March draft version of the bill. Majority leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Wednesday that he didn't have any news to share about the issue. One-thi...More..

More Americans disapprove of Comey's firing than approve, poll shows
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

More Americans disapprove of Comey's firing than approve, poll shows

Fearful that his own team would leak the decision, Trump kept key staff in the dark as he pondered the dramatic move. "The American people deserve answers". The White House refusal to elaborate left open seve...More..

Suspect shot after officer pinned by vehicle in North Austin
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Suspect shot after officer pinned by vehicle in North Austin

Leclaire Ave.in the city's Austin neighborhood, according to police. "The individual refuses to listen again, and is using the auto to kind of ram the two vehicles in an attempt to escape". Per department polic...More..

Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The Congressional Budget Office , a non-partisan group of experts who analyze US l...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Other cuts include $274 million in Home Energy Assistance, given to 1.5 million NY households; the almost $4.4 billion in Supplemental Security Income to some 700,000 state residents, and Social Security Disabi...More..

W. Virginia rolls past Baylor 11-1 in Big 12 tourney
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

W. Virginia rolls past Baylor 11-1 in Big 12 tourney

The Mountaineers relied on the pitching performance from Isaiah Kearns as he only allowed three hits and struck out six while only allowing one run. Gray drove in three runs with a bases-loaded triple on an 0...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trump 'asked intel chiefs to push back on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe'

However, 52 percent of voters said they did not think Russian Federation and Trump's campaign conspired during the 2016 presidential election, which swayed the poll in favor of the 70-year-old. As Congress he...More..

GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

The CBO said markets for people to buy individual insurance plans could then become "unstable" in states that choose to waive the Obamacare requirements for coverage of pre-existing medical conditions and es...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

Senators will examine whether the House bill still cuts Medicaid by $840 billion over a decade and reduces taxes - largely on higher earners and health industry sectors - by around $1 trillion. "We don't want...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

Then, he confronted these leaders with strong words about the unacceptability of coexisting with the violence radicalism brings: "There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

CBO: House bill insures 23 million fewer Americans

Why?" In previous reports on earlier versions of the bill, the nonpartisan budget office concluded the legislation would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million over a decade. Because th...More..